The weather will roast on Thanksgiving

Jeannette Daniel
November 25, 2017

The unusual temperatures are the result of high pressure aloft combined with weak but warm offshore winds, Thompson said.

Temperatures soared to over 90 degrees in Southern California with several areas smashing records by Wednesday afternoon.

A mini heat wave has set the stage for an uncommonly warm Thanksgiving Day in the Southland, where some longtime holiday heat records could fall. It will be cooler than Wednesday - especially along the coast - but still hot and dry.

Thanksgiving Day on Thursday was a record-setting day when the temperature reached 63 degrees in Minot. A freeze warning means the temperature could drop to 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, and the Weather Service advises people to take care with portable heaters, keep pets indoors and mind sensitive plants. The average high temperatures for that time of the year range from the lows 30s to upper 20s.

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Cold temperatures are expected Sunday morning with lows in the upper 20s with afternoon highs reaching the low to mid 50s. A cold front may approach late in the day next Saturday bringing a chance for some p.m. or nighttime rain.

San Jose reached 76 degrees, breaking the previous 1924 record of 75, while Salinas peaked at 85 degrees, exceeding the 2015 record of 78.

Utah also experienced record-setting heat this summer.

Elsewhere, Woodland Hills is expected to top out at 94, Pasadena could hit 92, Santa Ana's high is forecast at 90 and Long Beach may reach 89.

But by the weekend the warm temperatures will ease and rain returns.

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